Governor Tomblin Issues Statement Following University of Charleston Announcement
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued the following statement following the University of Charleston's (UC) announcement that it will be Mountain State University's (MSU) primary partner in the teach out program, which allows students to finish their degrees during the fall 2012 semester. UC also plans to establish a four-year private college center in Beckley. These plans are subject to the review and approval by The Higher Learning Commission.
"Throughout the past several weeks, my focus has been the students of Mountain State University. In an effort to assist these students, I've worked with the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the majority of our state's higher education institutions to provide resources and information students need to complete their college education. I appreciate the kindness and compassion shown by all of our higher education institutions, especially their commitment to ensuring a seamless transition for MSU students.
"I'm pleased the University of Charleston has partnered with Mountain State University, working to enable students to earn their degrees while remaining in their communities. Additionally, Beckley and the surrounding areas will benefit from the future establishment of a new campus. Thanks to UC, knowledge-driven opportunities are returning and students can confidently turn their attention back to their studies."
Amy Shuler Goodwin